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Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre Admission Ticket

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    What to Expect
    Make your way to the Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, located just a few minutes' drive from downtown Nassau. Your admission ticket is good for opening hours, between 9am and 5pm daily. The center was created by Jamaican horticulturist Hedley Edwards, who later brought the famous Caribbean flamingos from the southern Bahamas as a contrast to the abundant greenery.

    Explore the 4 acres (1.6 hectares) of verdant plant life and tropical gardens at your own pace. Take a break on a limestone bench hidden in a secluded corner, cross a footbridge as a kingfisher wades below and snap photos of the informal gardens. Watch the Bahamian ducks and swans paddle around the pond as freshwater turtles sun themselves on the rocks. While walking the Gardens, friendly and informed staff will answer questions while you explore. 

    Light refreshments are available at the canteen, and there is a gift shop featuring garden- and nature-themed souvenirs. 

    Your ticket includes admission to the 'Flamingo Experience', occurring at 10:30am, 2pm and 4pm daily and featuring the Bahamas' National Bird, the Caribbean Flamingo.
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    Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre
    • Access to grounds and exhibit
    • Entry/Admission - Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Snacks and drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gift and souvenirs (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Restrooms are not wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed August 3, 2019 via mobile

    This was a highly recommend stop on our vacation. This was extremely sad because the animals had no space. There was an osprey that was kept in an enclosure that did not allow it to fly and it just sat on the ground looking pitiful....More

    1  Thank ELOResident
    Reviewed July 31, 2019 via mobile

    We walked here one afternoon with the kids, spent a couple hours here. Small zoo with pretty gardens. It happen to be "Baby Gerber Day" had all kinds of freebies. ( Chocolates, juice, coffee, treats, and good bags ) We were quite impressed.

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    Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

    This was one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen. First and foremost, I watched a worker kick a turtle (yes kick) off another turtle because they were mating. Nearly every exhibit I encountered had filthy water that the animals had to endure that I...More

    1  Thank Erica C
    Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

    We got off the cruise ship without a plan and ended up here. If we knew how to walk there, we could have, but got too hot half way and took a taxi (bad choice as he charged us $15 for about a mile then...More

    1  Thank I7843FYstephanieh
    Reviewed July 5, 2019 via mobile

    My wife being a huge Flamingo fan, this was a must do on our last trip to Bahamas! This place is nothing fancy but the Flamingos, parrots and the other animals were very accessible and interesting! Self sufficient little zoo with self funding, a lot...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    November 20, 2018|
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    Response from Mary T | Reviewed this property |
    The Botanical gardens are just down the road from Ardastra, but from what I could tell, there wasn't much to it. It looked more like an open area with paths and a few water features. I never saw an "entrance" or anywhere... More
    May 11, 2018|
    Response from Mary T | Reviewed this property |
    I'd estimate that it's about 2 miles. You could walk it, but it was hot when we were there. We took a cab there and walked back with several stops for adventure along the way - drinks at Twin Brothers, the beach for a... More
    May 11, 2018|
    Response from descubrabahamas | Reviewed this property |
    It’s about 20 min walk maybe. It’s better to get a taxi there.
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